Our current COVID precautions
To reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus we continue to recommend that you wear a face covering if you can. Communion is once again available as both bread and wine, although if you wish to receive only the bread this is your choice and is still considered to be full communion by the Church of England.
We suggest that you continue to take precautions such as taking regular rapid lateral flow tests, keeping your distance, and being respectful of the wishes of others. You’ll still need to sanitise your hands as you enter the building, and avoid handshakes during the Peace.
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, remember that you must self-isolate and get a PCR test. As always, we will continue to stream all our services live on our website and YouTube channel, as well as make them available to listen to later by phone or podcast.
Continues this Thursday 3 February at 7.30 pm
As Christians, we believe Jesus should be at the heart of our rhythms of life, whatever our circumstances. This will have a far-reaching impact on our own wellbeing and the good of others – on our loving, living and learning. This course involves individual commitments, accessing resources and mutual support. Feel free to join us for any session – you don’t need to have attended previous ones.
This Wednesday 2 February at 10.00 am
All are welcome to join us as we mark the Presentation of Christ in the Temple.
Following this service, there will be tea and coffee available in the church.
This Sunday 6 February at 4.30 pm
The liturgy of Evensong is taken from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. It is renowned for the beauty and richness of its language including Myles Coverdale’s translation of the psalms. The service includes hymns, readings, a sermon and prayers. The choristers sing the Psalm, the Magnificat, the Nunc Dimittis and an Anthem.
This week we’re thrilled to welcome the Girls’ Choir of Bradford Cathedral, who will be singing the service. Please note the earlier than usual start time of 4.30 pm.
The food bank at St Richard’s in Seacroft is currently providing emergency food parcels to around 130 families every week. They are particularly seeking donations of UHT milk, biscuits, instant mashed potatoes and tinned vegetables, although all donations of either food or monetary support are gratefully received.
You can read more about their work, find a list of what’s currently needed most and donate online at leedssouthandeast.foodbank.org.uk.
Coming up at Whitkirk Community Centre
This Saturday 5 February at 10.00 am
Join the 2nd Halton Guides for a coffee morning! There are cakes, handmade trinkets, games with prizes, handmade body products, a nearly new stall and more – and of course a chance to sit down with a cuppa.
Join us after the service for refreshments
You are warmly invited to join us after the service for refreshments in our Community Centre.
You must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt) whilst moving around the building, and please stay seated whilst enjoying your drinks.
The Church family
For your prayers
- Pat Hyde
- Ginny Camponi
- Tom Heaphy
- Alan Cross
- Christine Oates
- Jeff Blowers
- Sharon Clarke
- David Grice
- Beryl Laverick
- Shane Simpson
- Alec Plowman
Those in long-term care
- Mary Metcalfe
- Doreen Haw
- Margaret Burton
- George Brown
- Jennifer Moad
- Mavis Cross
- Jean Webster
Anniversary of death
- Raymond Burton
- Harriet Cooper
- Geoffrey Thorndike